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Gold Hill Hotel

Gold-hill-hotel_Virginia- City_NevadaA grand hotel doesn’t necessarily mean palatial buildings, Italian marble and glittering chandeliers. Some hotels, like people, are modest in appearance, but grand in character.

Consider the Gold Hill Hotel, a mile south of Virginia City. Ornate, it is not. Fancy? Nope. But the oldest operating hotel in the state, set against the sweeping backdrop of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, is a grand hotel nonetheless.

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Copper Queen Hotel

copper-queen-bisbee-arizonaArizona’s oldest continuously operated hotel, built by the Phelps Dodge Mining Company as a place where dignitaries and investors could relax in luxury, opened its doors in 1902.

“It’s one of the true landmarks of Arizona,” says Dan Finck,

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Hotel Alex Johnson

Alex-Johnson_HotelSure, most grand hotels have fancy chandeliers, but we’ll wager none have one quite like the Alex Johnson’s—nearly eight feet across and made of Sioux war spears.

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Crescent Hotel & Spa

Crescent-Hotel_Eureka-Springs_ArkansasPerched high on a crest of the Ozark Mountains, the four-story Crescent Hotel stands like a storybook castle.

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Irma Hotel

buffalo-bill-irma-hotelIn his day, Buffalo Bill Cody was arguably the most famous American in the world.

No surprise, really, considering the former soldier and frontiersman formed his Wild West show in 1883 and toured the U.S. and Europe for three decades.

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